Charity support is there to help you and your loved ones by offering advice, information or a listening ear when you need it.
If you or someone you know are feeling emotionally distressed, the following organisations offer advice and support.
HOPELineUK offer support, practical advice and information to young people considering suicide and can also offer help and advice if you’re concerned about someone you know.
Phone: 0800 068 41 41
Visit the Papyrus website
CALM, the campaign against living miserably aims to prevent male suicide in the UK and offers anonymous, confidential listening, information and signposting.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily 5pm-midnight)
Visit the CALM website
Community Advice & Listening Line
Community Advice & Listening Line offers emotional support and information on mental health and related matters to people in Wales.
Phone: 0800 132 737 (24/7) or text "help" to 81066
Breathing Space offers a confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (Mon-Thu 6pm-2am, weekends 24 hours).
Visit the Breathing Space website
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.
Phone: 0300 111 5065 (9am to 9pm daily)
Related Information & Support
If you have also been affected by bereavement, or self-harm, organisations listed on our Bereavement support page or Self Harm support page may be able to help.
You can find current information and support for issues covered by Action Line on the BBC Action Line website.
Nightlines are confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental support services run by students for students. If you’re a student, you can search for your institution’s Nightline details via the website.
useful websites for young people and their families
The Mix www.themix.org.uk
Anxiety UK www.anxietyuk.org.uk
The Anti-Bullying Network www.antibullying.net
Bullying UK www.bullying.co.uk
Young Minds www.youngminds.org.uk